Accounts Assistant Apprenticeship

Who is the AAT Level 2 programme for?

The Accounts Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship is for employees who want to be formally trained and qualified, so they can competently work within a finance department or accountancy practice. The programme is available for new and existing employees.

Typical job roles for an Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprentice

Typical job roles for this accounting course include: Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Administrator, Business Accounts Administrator, Finance Assistant Junior, Cost Accountant, Assistant Bookkeeper, Junior Cashier, Junior Credit Control Clerk, Data Input Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Cash Poster, Finance Administrator.

AAT Qualifications included

  • AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

Overview of AAT Level 2 Modules

As part of the programme learners will cover the following modules:

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
  • Principles of Costing
  • The Business Environment (Synoptic Assessment)

Why choose The Apprentice Academy

  • Multi Award Winning Training Provider
  • National Delivery & Ofsted ‘Good’ Rating
  • Online Learning Which is Climate Friendly
  • Very High Apprenticeship Success Rates
  • Multiple Starting Points Throughout the Year
  • 4.9/5 Google Ratings from Learners
  • ‘Excellent’ Ratings from Employers

Progression to level 3

Following completion learners can progress to the Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship which incorporates the Level 3 AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting.

Learner Testimonials & Reviews

“I started my Level 2 AAT in 2022 and finished with a Distinction in early 2023. I can’t recommend The Apprentice Academy enough. The workload is manageable, informative and plenty of guidance throughout. The support i received from my tutor was incredible, when i thought i couldn’t do it. Giving consistent feedback, nothing felt too much. The interactive live lessons with the tutor were great, being online has made this course much more accessible to me. I feel i have thrived in the learning environment and the tasks given. THANK YOU!”Heather Ditchfield – Rock Chemicals Ltd

“I enrolled onto the accountancy course with The Apprentice Academy back in Feb 22 and I am now coming towards the end of my qualification to progress to the next level, My tutors have been incredibly supportive of me and given me the knowledge to start a career in something I am passionate about. The structure of the overall learning and the professionalism of The Apprentice Academy is fantastic & I am happy to be able to continue my studies and progress my own career with them every step of the way.”Dan Gorrie – Royal Automobile Club Ltd

“I joined the Apprentice Academy last year to study my level 2 in accounts. The support is unrivalled, my coach was always there to answer any questions I may have. I would not have had such a good time and change in confidence if it wasn’t for her. My teacher was amazing, great content in all the online sessions and very attentive always answering questions from everyone. Always a good mood to the lessons and I can’t say better things about it. 100% would recommend to anyone looking to do this course.”Iwan Gilman – CreativeRace Limited

“Following a poor experience with another accountancy college; I recently completed an accountancy apprenticeship with The Apprentice Academy. Throughout the whole process the academy has been outstanding. I couldn’t have asked for any more support throughout the process. The Classroom Trainer and Coach helped me to gain some fantastic results and all the support staff kept exam bookings running smoothly, all of this in spite of Covid regulations. I could not recommend The Apprentice Academy any more strongly!”Jack Allan – Clayton CCA

Costs and funding

Employers paying the apprenticeship levy can use their funds to pay for this programme.

Smaller organisations with an annual payroll bill of less than £3 million per year will need to contribute 5% towards the cost of the apprenticeship for employees aged 22 +. The government will cover 100% of the cost for employees aged 16-21 (New mandate from 1st April 2024).

Eligibility criteria for employees to do an Apprenticeship:

  • The employee must be aged 16 or above (there is no upper age limit)
  • The employee can work full or part time hours
  • The employee works for a company in England
  • The employee spends > 50% of their time working in England (remote and hybrid workers included)
  • The employee has some gaps in their knowledge and skill that relates to their occupational role
  • The employee has the right to work in England
  • The employee has spent the last 3 years living in England

Next start dates

Check out our latest Timetables for 2024.

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